The revival of Johannesburg’s inner city has seen an escalation in the value of property, making it more difficult for government and non profit organisations to provide much needed social housing for low-income earners.

Friday, 14 October 2005 02:00

Hijacked owner dumps property

George Palmer, one of Johannesburg's first big investors in inner-city residential property, is about to sell most of his portfolio.

Wednesday, 31 August 2005 02:00

Hillbrow’s slum blocks turned into housing

The City of Johannesburg’s inner-city regeneration arm, the Johannesburg Housing Company, is making strides in Hillbrow’s rejuvenation, taking derelict blocks and turning them into housing.

Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:00

More Newtown housing planned

Another major residential development is being planned for the popular Newtown precinct in the inner city.

Wednesday, 29 October 2003 02:00

Hillbrow's bad buildings' get a makeover

The City of Johannesburg's property arm, the Jo'burg Property Company, is making huge strides in Hillbrow in its efforts to rejuvenate so-called "bad buildings" in the inner city.

Wednesday, 17 September 2003 02:00

Inner city flats 'no solution for poor'

Revamping run-down buildings in central business districts for low-cost housing is not seen as a workable concept

Friday, 15 August 2003 02:00

High hopes for Newtown plan.

Johannesburg Housing Company CEO Taffy Adler said that the new R100m Brickfields residential project in Newtown, Johannesburg, launched yesterday, would see the first high-rise residential buildings erected in the inner city in about 30 years.

Performance indicators show a 200% increase in building-plan approvals for 2002-03 in city area.

Wednesday, 04 September 2002 10:01

City project rejuvenates the untouchable

With arrears written off by the municipality, the inner city is beginning to look attractive

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